Sunday, December 18, 2016

New menu pages

This year I decided it was time to better organize all the content that I've built up here on WILD ABOUT HARRY. Creating drop down menus was part of that effort (and bit of a magic trick as this is not a Blogger feature). The menu links take you to a specific post or bring up all the posts on a particular topic.

But now I'm creating menu linked individual pages to better organize larger topics such as the Water Torture Cell (for which I currently have 117 posts). Here you can read a quick overview of the topic and find links to a deeper dive. This way people can learn the basic facts about, say, Houdini's Vanishing Elephant, without having to wade through a dozen posts about whether Jennie wore a pocket watch (hey, we gotta get into that!).

I've already created a dozen pages that are now live. I will work on more over the Christmas break. I especially want to flesh out the "People" menu. So far, only Bess and Hardeen have pages.

Just part of my ongoing efforts to make WILD ABOUT HARRY more navigable and one of the best places to find Houdini information on the web.



  1. And I hope you are backing up data and have a disaster recovery plan in place to protect all the years of work you have built up here John. If not please think about it.

    1. Blogger has a very easy way to backup everything, and you can bet I do so frequently!

      And one day I will produce some kind of a printed version of this blog. I have ideas about this and every year I plan on getting started on it, but time just slips by.

  2. Thank you for your continuing excellent work and improvements. I know this takes much time that is not compensated. (It would be nice to hear from everyone somehow about why we became and still are houdini nuts like yourself).Some day, you will be richly rewarded, in addition to intrinsically. --Dale from Cleveland

    1. Thanks so much for the kind words, Dale. This blog is my fun and relaxation, so the more time it takes the better. :)

  3. Great job and resource that we use just about every day! Amazing.
    Dorothy Dietrich and Dick Brookz
    The Houdini Museum, Scranton, PA
    The Only Building in the World Dedicated to Houdini

  4. John is wearing a cerise colored Polo shirt in the photo.